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Having won third place in the Educational Blog Awards for our whole-school approach to blogging, an article has today been published in the Tottenham and Wood Green Journal as well as on haringey.gov.uk. Here is the article:

Ferry Lane Primary gets top marks for school blogsite

Tuesday 21 June 2011
Ferry Lane Primary school in Tottenham is celebrating being awarded third place in the national Educational Blog Awards.

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Thanks for the mention!

Posted by: | June 23, 2011 | No Comment |

Thanks to David Mitchell for his mention of my work at Chorlton Park on blogging. You can read his article here. He says:

The work of Jack Sloan and his pupils at Chorlton Park Primary were absolutely crucial and at the start of all my work. It was Jack who showed me what was possible through pupil blogging, and without the chance to have seen him doing this with own class I would not have had that insight into thinking this may be the solution to Heathfield’s problems with writing. He was helpful in so many other ways too.

Thanks also to John Sutton for his praise of the Ferry Lane blogs at his presentation at BMoble here.

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We won third place for our whole-school approach to blogging. Very pleased. They were looking for:

A community commitment to blogging
Blogging beyond the classroom
Clear and consistent messages about e-safety, comment policy and content.

Here is what they said about Ferry Lane:

Ferry Lane came in third in this category with judges commenting

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I have been asked to run a course for teachers in Haringey who are new to blogging. The idea is to encourage them to have a go and get them set up.

I have produced some tutorial videos to get them started, There are more to come.

What do you think? What should I add?

‘Bling’ your blog in 10 minutes! Make it look great and help to make your school blog more user-friendly.

Moderating blog posts and comments.

Adding and managing users – simple but laborious method.

Embedding photos and video on your school blog.

Using categories and tags to organise your blog.

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Stuart Sutherland and John Sutton ran this discussion about the impact of blogging and other technology on parental engagement. The Ferry Lane blogs were showcased for their good practice, both for their innovative approaches to communication and the quality of work being produced. Click here for the article.

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brainpop article

Posted by: | January 21, 2011 | 3 Comments |

A recent article written for Brainpop.co.uk about the impact of blogging on children at Ferry Lane Primary School. Sharon wrote the bulk of the article (she is 10). Click the image below to read the article.

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Visitor numbers going up…

Posted by: | February 9, 2010 | 1 Comment |


The Year 2 blog stats are going up all the time. So far today we have had 400 individual visitors, the highest ever. Whilst this is great, the number of comments are down (outside school hours). I’m beginning to think about reasons for this, and wonder what other people think. Is it just that visitors are using links and games from the site (which is great if true), that they are not finding anything of interest to comment on (which is not so good) or for some other reason.

Answers on a postcard please!

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